Peer Advisor Bios

Julia Marrone

Psychology, 2017

Julia is a senior at American University from Atlantic City, NJ. She is a returning peer advisor and is extremely excited to act as Lead Peer Advisor this year! On campus, you may see Julia on the quad with her Sigma Kappa sisters, watching a show put on by AU Independent Arts Collective, or in Battelle Atrium doing some homework. Julia is currently studying Psychology and has begun a combined BA/MA program, from which she will graduate with a MA in Teaching, Special Education: Learning Disabilities in 2018. She has a passion for teaching and mentoring students with learning disabilities. In addition to Peer Advising, she currently works as a private tutor and has previously worked with AU Academic Support and Access Center and a nonprofit called BroadFutures, which provides job training, internship experience, and mentoring to young adults with learning disabilities. In her free time, Julia likes to search DC for the best gluten-free pizza, visit the Georgetown Waterfront, and play with her cat named The Mama.

Sammie Paul

Public Health, 2019

My name's Sammie Paul and I'm a sophomore majoring in Public Health and minoring in SIS. I'm on the track team at AU and I love running through DC. My favorite color is purple, and I'm so excited to be a peer advisor this year!

Samantha Dumas

Literature and American Studies, 2018

Samantha Dumas is a junior from Massachusetts double majoring in Literature and American Studies with a minor in education. She likes to read and write poetry and puts these skill to use as the co-editor of AU's arts magazine, AmLit. Her hobbies include vegan baking, makeup artistry, plotting the overthrow of the capitalist patriarchy, raising house plants, and watching reality TV.

Haleigh Catalano

History, 2017

Haleigh is a senior studying History with a minor in law and society. In her spare time, she loves checking out new coffee spots around DC, going to concerts, and sleeping in. Catch her in club lib stressing over her senior thesis with a coffee in hand or with her brothers from Phi Alpha Delta.